This may have Vin de France on the label, but it's pure northern Rhône class in the bottle. It's from the renowned Cave de Tain and made from pure Syrah taken from Hermitage, Crozes, Cornas and Collines Rhodaniennes. Superb herbal black fruit depth.
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Beyond the Label
Round, silky, ripe blackberry and wild herbs, firm tannins
There's high praise for Cave de Tain from Jeb Dunnock, "a brilliant co-op, and the wines compete with the best out there". This is a very special wine from them, with no fancy appellation name on the label, but with glorious ripe black fruit and herbal flavour that speaks of its class. This great cellar was founded in 1933 and has a small troupe of very dedicated growers supplying superb quality grapes from the northern Rhône's finest appellations. For this humble Vin de France, it uses grapes from Hermitage, Crozes Hermitage and Cornas, as well as some superb fruit from Collines Rhodaniennes. The wine is named after a path that runs along the edge of Crozes, from which there are breathtaking views of the steep vineyards and winding river.
"Fabulous northern Rhône Syrah from the exceptional Cave de Tain. A red of real class"
Mark Hoddy Buyer for the Rhône